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Chin J Dent Res. 2010;13(1):67-9.

One-stage operation for noma-induced bilateral ankylosis accompanied with mouth verrucous carcinoma - a case report and review of literature.

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Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Peking University School and Hospital of Stomatology, Beijing, PR China.


A rare case of a male patient who suffered from noma with sequelae of ankylosis in bilateral temporomandibular joints for 52 years and a neoplasm in the right commissure of the lips for 1 year, was operated on to resolve the ankylosis, remove the neoplasm and reconstruct the soft tissue defect with a forearm flap through a one-stage operation. The neoplasm pathology was verrucous carcinoma.

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